Becoming a published author lets one have another source of income and earn royalties for life. Not in Kouri Richins’s case though. The children’s book author wrote about dealing with grieving a loved one in her book Are You With Me? and just two months later she has been charged with her own husband’s murder. Here’s why. In this writing called ‘Kouri Richins Bio’ we shall explore all facts and all aspects of her life.
Kouri Richins Accused Of Killing Husband
Kouri Richins was put in jail on 8 May 2023 in connection with the 2022 death of her husband Eric Eugene Richins. Police believe she gave him a fatal dose of fentanyl disguised in a Moscow Mule, a vodka-based cocktail.
So what happened to Eric?
The autopsy performed on Eric showed that he died from an overdose of fentanyl and that it was ingested orally.
Further investigators found that Kouri had communications with an acquaintance identified as C.L. They had found him on the floor at the foot of his bed and life-saving measures were said to be unsuccessful.
According to the court documents, C.L. alleged that Kouri asked specifically for fentanyl and they later acquired for her 15-30 pills. Days after this alleged conversation, Eric and Kouri had a Valentine’s Day 2022 dinner at home and he “became very ill,” with him telling a friend that he “thought his wife was trying to poison him.” Kouri later is said to have obtained more fentanyl pills from C.L. and after six days, Eric was found dead of a fentanyl overdose.
The search warrant also mentions that before his death, Eric had changed his will and life insurance policy without Kouri’s knowing. He had made his sister his beneficiary. On the warrant, it is also stated that Eric was looking into a divorce and wanted his kids taken care of. Allegedly, Kouri later logged into his account and tried to make herself the beneficiary, but the insurance company notified Eric.
Anyway, after Kouri was charged, she was ordered to remain detained without bail. A detention hearing was scheduled for the following May 19th.
Just a month before all of this happened, Kouri had given a TV interview to promote her soon-releasing book. On what also happened to be her husband’s one-year death anniversary, Kouri had said that his death “completely took” all of them by shock. Also pointing to her book which she was there to promote she said she and the kids “kind of wrote this book on the different emotions and grieving processes that we’ve experienced the last year.” She said they hoped it could also help other kids.
Eric is survived by his and Kouri’s three beautiful young boys.
How Old Is Kouri Richins?
Kouri B Richins was born in 1990. So, she reached the age of 33 in 2023.
What Is Kouri Richins Maiden Name?
Kouri’s maiden name is Kouri B Darden.
Kouri Richins Family
Kouri Richins’s dad Ronald Horace Darden has long been gone. He passed in January 2010 at the age of 57. He was an instrumentation supervisor with Daniels Construction.
Kouri’s mother, on the other hand, seems to be Lisa K Darden who according to the internet turned 63 years old in July 2022.
Kouri’s siblings are Charles Carter and Joan.
Her paternal grandparents are Carl Ray Darden (1928-1991) and Katie Lee (Anderson).
Kouri Richins Height
Kouri Richins stands above 5 feet and 5 inches in height.
How Much Is Kouri Richins’s Net Worth?
Kouri Richins reportedly had plus $1 million net worth as of 2023.
Court documents exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com, have also established it as a truth that Kouri launched a “twisted” legal battle against her husband’s family within weeks of his death in a bid to secure an estate valued in excess of $3.6 million. In the lawsuit clashing her late husband’s will, she not only claimed that the money is rightfully hers but also indicted Eric for trying to “defraud” her by taking legal action to shield his property and business quietly.
Indeed quietly, Eric had transferred the family home, all personal property, and his share in the masonry business, he ran with friend/partner, Cody Wright, into the Trust which he then placed in the sole control of the older of his two sisters, 38-year-old Katie Richins-Benson.
Eric, so you know, was previously married to Julie Jorgenson (in 2005). She died later in a fiery car crash in January 2011. Eric got married again to Kouri on 15 June 2013.
Kouri, until 2019, was working primarily as an investor based out of the Kamas, Utah area. She was actively looking to connect with Investment properties. She was working as a realtor at Conrad Cruz Real Estate Services, LLC.
Kouri also is said to have worked for her own realty company.
When Is Kouri Richins’s Birthday?
Kouri Richins celebrates her birthday every year on April 20th.
Where Is Kouri Richins From?
Kouri Richins originally hails from North Carolina. As of 2023 though, she had been residing in Utah, in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States, when she got arrested.
Is Kouri Richins On Instagram And Facebook?
Kouri Richins can be found on Instagram and Facebook. As of 11 May 2023, her IG @kouri03 included 332 posts and 319 followers.
While on her Facebook, she updated her cover photo with a family photo of her, Eric, and also their kids on 26 March 2022.